Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Wembley? Forget financial drain, let cable take the strain

Last week two more ambitious plans for new heavy infrastructure ran into the same sand trap as the Dome and the London Underground. First came the new Wembley Stadium, whose estimated cost has soared to a prohibitive £660 million. The Football Association, which only four months ago agreed to bail out the project after the banks had refused to finance it, and was only too pleased to sign a three-year £400 million television contract based on the assumption that it would go ...

Already a subscriber? Login here or activate your digital account